What if pop culture characters were popsicles?

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 March 2014

‘Pop Culture Popsicles’, is a series of illustrations imagining what our favourite movie and TV characters would look like as delicious, frozen desserts. Illustrator Andrew Hearth channeled his inner Andy Warhol and came up with the popsicle versions of The Joker, Robocop, Batman, Spock, Heisenberg, and Optimus Prime, to name a few.

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Game of Thrones items illustrated as cabaret girls

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 28 February 2014

Ooohh vavavoom! Just look at Wildfire, what a beauty! But be careful, play with her heart and you’ll get burned. LA-based graphic artist and web designer Fernando Reza, has illustrated some of the mythical items in the Game of Thrones universe into sexy cabaret girls. These include: Milk of the Poppy, Wildfire, and Valyrian Steel. […]

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These illustrations prove that superheroes secretly competed in Sochi

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 28 February 2014

Olympians whose names are not Batman, Captain America, and Wolverine, give up now because there’s no way you’re going to win the gold over these super athletes. Italian comic book artist, Francesco Francavilla, came up with ‘The Winter SUPER Olympics’, a set of posters featuring superheroes competing in Sochi. The artist’s action-packed graphic style makes […]

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Pixar artist recreates famous movie scenes as storybook illustrations

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Pixar artist and story supervisor, Josh Cooley, took his love of film and mixed that with his life-long fascination with children’s story book illustrations. The result is ‘Movies R Fun’, a roundup of famous scenes from classic films drawn in the style of a child’s story book.

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ThunderCats Japan/Egypt version: art by Phil Postma

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 25 February 2014

What if the ThunderCats were actually from Japan, instead of Thundera? Canadian character designer Phil Postma of Minion Factory drew up these illustrations re-imagining the ThunderCats as ancient Japanese warriors and their nemeses as ancient Egyptian villains. Ancient Japan versus ancient Egypt, those two are mighty far from each other, but it looks like he’s […]

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Interview with ballpoint pen hyper-realism artist Samuel Silva

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Saturday 22 February 2014

Unknown to many, Samuel Silva is a lawyer by day, and a talent hyper-realist artist at night. In his spare time, he creates these ballpoint pen drawings you’d otherwise mistake for photographs. We interviewed him recently, and we talked about his growth as a ‘hobby artist’, his work-hobby balance, and his favourite subjects to draw. [read our original post about Samuel Silva here]

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An alphabet inspired by the landmarks of European cities

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 20 February 2014

Learning the alphabet has never looked more culturally and historically engaging with these illustrations of European cities in the form of letters. Japanese illustrator Hugo Yoshikawa drew the alphabet by creating a collage of famous landmarks and monuments from 26 cities, resulting in a different kind of European road trip.

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The alphabet made to look like different landscapes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 14 February 2014

Towering mountains and vast oceans become vowels and consonants in this series found deep within the archives of the British Museum. Illustrated by a Charles Joseph Hullmandel sometime between 1818 and 1860, the series contains 26 landscapes contoured to become the letters of the alphabet.

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Fish-Men, Insect-Men and more: Strange hybrid illustrations by Lucian Rudaux

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Whoah, trippy. In the 30s, French artist and astronomer (yes, what a combination) Lucian Rudaux did a bunch of illustrations featuring humans with animal-like attributes for a series written by his pal Professor Rene Thevenin. The Fish-Men are especially terrifyingly bizarre, while, funnily, the Insect-Men, with six human limbs climbing mountains, we don’t know, just […]

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Artist illustrates animals with human personalities

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 23 January 2014

Anthros is an eye-catching collection of anthropomorphic animal illustrations by US-based digital artist Kim Nguyen. What exactly is anthropomorphic? (Don’t fret, I had to look that one up too.) According to Merriam-Webster, anthropomorphic is defined as, ‘described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes’. So in this case, we have animals that take on human personalities and form.

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Someone is attempting to zombify all the Pokemon

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 January 2014

Do you still want to be the very best with these guys lurking around the tall grass? Artist Daryl Hobson finally created the series we’ve all been waiting for: zombified Pokemon! Currently, there are 649 Pokemon. Yes, they’re that many now. Hobson plans to only zombify the original 151 – unless he wants to be […]

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3D typography illusions that appear to jump off the page

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 16 January 2014

London-based creative Lex Wilson made a series of illustration experiments using typography, 3D art, and a lot of perspective. He uses the viewer’s perspective to create optical illusions of type that seem to pop in and out of the page.

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Timelapse of Young and Sick’s creating the biggest mural on the West Coast

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Illustration on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Young & Sick has been brought on to illustrate the sophomore Foster The People album entitled Supermodel. This also included designing the biggest mural on the West Coast, spanning 148 ft X 126 ft tall, just completed on the side of the Santa Fe Lofts in downtown LA. Check out this amazing time-lapse video of […]

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Pop culture heroes reimagined as Egyptian hieroglyphics

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Self-confessed nerd Josh Lane did a series of illustrations reimagining iconic fictional heroes such as X-Men, The Avengers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as hieroglyphics. What a genius.

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Imgur user gabroll takes ridiculous drawing requests to do on t-shirt boxes

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Friday 20 December 2013

Imgur user gabroll works for a t-shirt company, and his customers often make crazy requests for him to draw on the t-shirt box. His illustrations end up being hilariously creative and charming. Here are just a few of the requests he’s received.

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